Today, 3rd house lord sitting in 4th house.
So first of all, let's see what 3rd house and 4th house represent -
3rd house - It is house of your communication skills, neighbors, short distance travels, younger siblings, marketing, announcements, collecting information, hobbies and skills, self-efforts, business, courage etc. At the same time, as 3rd house is house of efforts, this house shows that results of this house will come only when person will put lots of efforts for a long time.
4th house represents your home, home environment, homeland, mother, nourishment, childhood friends, peace of mind, conveniences, intuition etc.
Now, what does it mean to have 3rd house lord sitting in 4th house?
It means the planet which rules/controls/owns the 3rd house of your horoscope is sitting in the 4th house of horoscope.
Now, what is the impact of having 3rd house lord sitting in 4th house?
Its generic interpretation is that native's self effort, skills, hobbies, interests and abilities to counsel others will be developed in privacy of home or any other private settings. Mother becomes the source of harnessing the skills of person. It shows someone running a business from home. With 3rd house lord positions, business becomes a huge possibility in career. This position shows lots of activities in privacy of home.
Now, results may be different due to aspect, conjunctions of other planets or the planet being Retrograde or Combust. Moreover, now we also need to check the strength of 4th house lord as 3rd house lord is going in 4th house. So again, Overall Chart Reading is important.
So, let's see how different planets will behave differently as 3rd house Lord in 4th house.
Sun - Suppose it is a Gemini Ascendant chart and Sun rules the 3rd house with Leo sign and sits in the 4th house in the sign of Virgo. 1st of all, it shows absence of father because of various reasons as Sun loses its directional strength (Dik Bala) in 4th house. This shows mother takes the role of father for native. It shows career in Health, Politics & Govt at same time as Sun is Karaka of these fields. Sun in the sign of Healing Activities in 4th house of private office clearly shows someone in health services. Leo is sign of Govt and 4th house is house of people of homeland, so it opens the gates of political career.
Moon - So it is Taurus Ascendant Chart and Moon rules the 3rd house with Cancer sign and sits in 4th house in Leo. Mother's role becomes more important here. This is a situation where person develops his creative skills through mother and may make career in dramatic arts as all planets from 4th house aspects the 10th house of career. Here Mother teaches and develops the art of communication skills and creative arts. They love performing arts in the privacy of their homes.
Mars - Mars can be 3rd house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Aquarius Ascendant - So if it is Aquarius Ascendant, Mars rules 3rd & 10th house and sits in 4th house in Taurus sign. Mars in 4th house becomes a strong significator of real estate business because Mars is karaka of 3rd house of business and sitting in 4th house of real estate. So, lots of wealth (Taurus) through real estate but as at the same time Mars is not in friendly sign, it may show arguments and struggle in relationship with Mother. Here, Mother becomes important in a negative sense.
Virgo Ascendant - Now if it is Virgo Ascendant, Mars rules 3rd & 8th house and sits in 4th house in Sagittarius sign. Here also, possibility of career in real estate remains but as Mars is in a friendly sign now, we can expect much better relation with mother. This position can make someone a soldier or police person who guards people of his homeland. This can also show a motivational speaker or teacher at homeland as Sagittarius is sign of Higher Learning.
Mercury - Mercury also can be 3rd house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Aries Ascendant - If it is Aries Ascendant, Mercury rules 3rd & 6th houses and sits in 4th house in Cancer. This person likes to communicate from solitude of his home. So, you can see an Author or a Blogger from this position. Their communications are highly emotional and you can see a Romantic Novel author from this position. Not necessarily a writer, any means of communications can be used in this position. Person may even upload his videos to reach out to his audience.
Cancer Ascendant - If it is Cancer Ascendant, then Mercury rules 3rd & 12th house and sits in 4th house in Libra. Here also the person can be an author but as it is ruling sign of Virgo, this is stuff of serious communications. So, here we can see relationship authors or counselors. This can even show a divorce lawyer working from private settings. This can also be an auditor or accountant working from private office dealing with numbers and money.
Venus - Venus also can be 3rd house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Pisces Ascendant - If it is Pisces Ascendant, Venus rules 3rd & 8th house and sits in 4th house in Gemini sign. This is again that situation where Venus and Mercury are exchanging energy. So, either this person will be too good with creative arts or he will be master with numbers, i.e. auditor/accountant. Mercury Venus exchange of energy is necessary for any business related with wealth, even stock market.
Leo Ascendant - If it is Leo Ascendant, Venus rules 3rd & 10th house and sits in 4th house in Scorpio. What else, but an Astrologer. 4th house is home. Venus is Passion. Scorpio is Occult. A master Astrologer can be seen from here. Besides that, this person likes to talk and counsel about the transformative events of life, especially related with marriage.
Jupiter - Jupiter also can be 3rd house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Libra Ascendant - If it is Libra Ascendant, Jupiter rules 3rd & 6th house and sits in 4th house in Capricorn Sign, where it is debilitated. If it is close to the degrees where it is actually debilitated, then it can shows someone who has seen utter poverty in early childhood. But through hard work, they come up to live a good life as Capricorn is sign of Hard Work. They can work as Lawyers or as Govt Officers. But in any case whether Jupiter is debilitated or not, Mother becomes Guru of person. Mother gives all the right knowledge or wisdom doesn't matter if she has good money with her or not.
Capricorn Ascendant - If it is Capricorn Ascendant, Jupiter rules 3rd & 12th house and sits in 4th house in Aries. This is much better position for Jupiter. We can see a person who was given high morale by his mother and utilized it for the betterment of individual and society at large. Both these positions show mother as guidance source, a Guru and emotional bond with her. Both these positions can make person a Teacher as 4th house is also a house of basic elementary education.
Saturn - Saturn also can be 3rd house ruler through its two signs.
In either sign (Capricorn/Aquarius) as 3rd house lord, Saturn in 4th house (for Scorpio/Sagittarius Ascendants respectively) shows that person has a very restricted relation with mother. He might have been taken away from mother from early age for various reasons. Even if they stay together, their relation is never like normal mother-child relation. Mother always tries to discipline the person and obviously after a certain age none likes to be treated like a kid. This leads to arguments and conflicts between them and person always feels he has one Army Commander type Mother. this relation with mother improves with age and become sort of normal at around mid 30s. Person might even be taken away from home/homeland in early childhood for various reasons.
Rahu - If Rahu is 3rd house Lord through its sign Aquarius, as it co-rules Aquarius along with Saturn, and sits in 4th house in Pisces sign then 1st of all we need to make sure of Saturn's position as it is the main ruler. Rahu in Pisces in 4th house makes a person highly emotional about mother and home. Pisces is the only sign where demon Rahu takes the shape of deity as Pisces is sign of Spirituality. They are almost obsessed with spirituality. Don't be surprised if at any time in their life they claim to be Enlightened. Although, they will carry with them this weird approach towards religion and spirituality in which they may ask about the origin of Holy Books, place where God lives and places where Heavens and Hell are located. :)
Ketu - Likewise, If Ketu is 3rd house Lord through its sign Scorpio, as it co-rules Scorpio along with Mars, and sits in 4th house in Sagittarius then 1st of all we need to make sure of Mars' position as it is the main ruler. As Ketu isolates/separates a person from the things related to the house Ketu is sitting, here it actually separates person from homeland and mother. Separation from mother may be physical or psychological, like they both are unable to understand each other's point of view. Person feels that his mother is not fair to him. If they are not separated physically then illness to mother comes. At the same time this is one of Moksha Margi positions, which may lead to enlightenment and liberation at some point of time in life. This position gives great intuition powers. Ketu in Sagittarius makes person doubt his Gurus and Religious Teaching. They always run into teachers who are unable to give right knowledge of philosophy and religion.
Hope this covers maximum points and is helpful.
Vishal S Saxena - Astrologer.
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